Mammography Near Me
3D image mammography is offered at the Bellin Health Hospital Campus in Green Bay, at Bellin Health Marinette or regionally with our Bellin Health Mobile mammography unit. For more information on 3D mammography and the benefits, please visit Genius 3D website.
Bellin Hospital Green Bay Mammography
Written results of your digital mammography will be given to you before you leave the Hospital Campus. The Radiologist reviews your images while you wait. If additional views or Ultrasound are recommended to evaluate an area of concern, this will be performed during the same appointment. A breast health nurse will explain your results and assist in scheduling any additional appointments should they be necessary.
If an area of concern is detected, Bellin offers a variety of methods to biopsy (take a tissue sample of the area of concern) including stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI guided needle biopsy and excisional (surgical removal of an area).
Exceptions to results in one business day would be if we are waiting for comparison films from another facility. When scheduling your digital mammography appointment, telling the scheduler the city, state, facility name and dates of any prior mammograms will help expedite your results.
To schedule your mammogram at Bellin hospital in Green Bay, please call Bellin Health at 920 445-7272 or toll free 800 388-4132.
Bellin Health Marinette Mammography
3D Mammography is offered at Bellin Health Marinette for screening mammograms and bone density screenings. Results are available within one business day at the Marinette site. To schedule your mammogram at Bellin Health Marinette, please call Bellin Health at 920 445-7272 or toll free 800 388-4132.
Bellin Health Mobile Mammography and Bone Density Coach
We offer 3D for screening purposes and bone density screenings Monday - Friday in many of the rural areas outside of Green Bay. The mobile mammography and bone density coach travels to the following areas:
- Oconto Hospital
- Oconto Falls
- Sturgeon Bay
Current schedules and locations for mobile mammograms are available by calling Bellin Health at 920 445-7272 or toll free 800 388-4132 to make an appointment. The mobile coach houses both 3D mammography and bone density equipment and is staffed with registered mammography and bone density technologists.
Mobile mammography results will be available within one business day. Following your appointment, the images will be transmitted to Bellin Hospital campus where the Radiologist will review them and complete a report. A Breast Health Nurse will contact you within one business day to inform you of the mammogram results and assist with any further recommendations such as additional imaging, ultrasound, biopsy, or MRI which will be scheduled at the Green Bay Campus or a diagnostic facility of your choice.
Exceptions to results in one business day would be if we are waiting for comparison films from another facility. When scheduling your appointment, telling the scheduler the city, state, facility name and dates of any prior mammograms will help expedite your results.
Image Guided Breast Biopsy (Stereotactic, Ultrasound and MRI)
A change in your breast, such as an abnormality detected by a mammogram, ultrasound, or MRI, may or may not be cancerous. To determine if it is malignant (cancerous) or benign (not cancerous), a physician must perform a biopsy. A breast biopsy is the removal of a sample of breast tissue for examination and is the only definitive way to determine if an abnormality is cancerous or not. Fortunately, 80% of biopsies result in benign diagnosis. If cancer is present, it is crucial that you know the type and stage as early as possible. Through early detection and accurate diagnosis, more treatment options are available and a complete recovery is more likely.
Whether the abnormality was seen on a mammogram, ultrasound, or MRI scan, helps determine which method of biopsy is most appropriate. For mammographic abnormalities, this can be done through a Stereotactic breast biopsy. For ultrasound abnormalities, ultrasound guided breast biopsy. And for MRI detected areas, an MRI guided breast biopsy.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
During this procedure you will lay on your stomach on a specially designed table with your breast placed through an opening in the tabletop. Your breast will be slightly compressed and held in position. Special xrays will be taken and with the assistance of a computer the abnormality will be precisely located. Local anesthetic is used to numb the area and the biopsy probe is used to obtain the tissue samples. The tissue samples will be sent to the lab for diagnosis.
Stereotactic, Ultrasound, or MRI BX
Based on the results of your last mammogram, ultrasound, or breast MRI, the radiologist recommends that an area of your breast be biopsied to obtain further information.
During the Procedure
Local anesthetic is used to numb the area where small samples of tissue are removed from the breast using a vacuum assisted probe, which is precisely guided to the correct location via x-ray, ultrasound, or MRI.
Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy
During this procedure your breast is rescanned to locate the area to be biopsied. Local anesthetic is used to numb the area and the biopsy probe is used to obtain the tissue samples. The tissue samples will be sent to the lab for diagnosis.
MRI Guided Breast Biopsy
During this procedure you will lay on your stomach as you did for your scan. Your breast will be slightly compressed and held in position. Local anesthetic is used to numb the area and the biopsy probe is used to obtain the tissue samples. The tissue samples will be sent to the lab for diagnosis.
Prior to the Exam
Over-the-Counter Medications: Three days prior to your appointment do not take any aspirin products or cold medicines containing aspirin. You may take Tylenol.
Prescription Medications: Please bring a list of your current medication(s).
If a doctor has prescribed aspirin or blood thinners, you must get their permission to discontinue it for three days prior to your appointment; do not make this decision on your own.
- If you feel anxious and would like Valium prior to the biopsy, you must have someone available to drive you home. You may eat a light meal prior To the exam.
- Caffeine will not affect the outcome of your biopsy.
- Wear a comfortable two-piece outfit.
Arriving for your biopsy appointment
When you get to the hospital (or to MRI in the case of MRI-guided biopsies), you will talk with the staff and radiologist who will be doing your test. They will explain the test and answer your questions.
After the Test
After the biopsy, a small marker may be placed within the breast for future reference to identify the location of the biopsy. Images will be taken to evaluate the marker site. There may be some bleeding where the probe was placed. This will be bandaged and a cold pack will be applied to relieve the swelling and bruising. You may take a non-aspirin pain reliever to alleviate any discomfort. You may notice some bruising of the area, which should resolve over time. If Valium was taken, you will need to have someone drive you home.
Your results will be available to your ordering physician within two to three days. He or she will then contact you. If you have questions or concerns about getting results, please contact your physician.
Parking at Bellin Health
Please use our free valet parking service, where an attendant will park your car for you. The main entrance is located at 744 S. Webster Avenue (See map).
MRI-guided biopsies are performed at the 740 S. Van Buren Street location, just behind the hospital. Feel free to park right at MRI.
If you have any additional questions, please call a member of the Breast Health Team at (920) 433-7555 or toll free at (866) 438-4540.